So I started at the A's in fiction and when I got to the B's I found a book I'd read before and really enjoyed: Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian. Since I couldn't really think at all I just grabbed two more of his books the first of which was Double Bind.
From the book jacket:
When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins to work at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won't let anyone see.
When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was telling the truth: before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who had indeed worked with such legens as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt.
As Laurel's fascination with Bobbie's former life begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that some of his photographs reveal a deeply hidden, dark family secret. Her search for the truth will lead her further from her old life- and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.
In this spellbinding literary thriller, rick with complex and compelling characters-including Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan- Chris Bohjalian takes readers on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet.
I did not see the end of this book coming. Not until about 20 pages from the end. It was intriguing and confusing and the layers were placed so thinly I had a hard time discerning which characters story line was which, but in a good way.